Case Studies

Consulting and design of IPv6 circuit for a leading American networking services provider

About the client

The client provides managed public and private networking services for Wi-Fi networks to customers in various industries. By creating end-to-end IT solutions, the client enables Wi-Fi-equipped devices to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots.

Business situation

The exhaustion of IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) addresses has necessitated most communications enterprises to migrate their infrastructure to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) network technology. A quick migration was business-critical for the client as they provided solutions for Wi-Fi networks.

The need of the hour was more IP addresses, given the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and other mobility access methods to access the Internet via hotspots. This need could only be fulfilled with IPv6 addresses, by migrating Wi-Fi solution components and related systems to IPv6 network technology. This would also help the client increase the scalability and reach of their Wi-Fi solutions for hotspot deployment.

Our solution

Infosys adopted a technology consulting-led approach through a detailed diagnostic project, which focused on assessment of current systems and network component feasibility for IPv6 adoption and migration impact. Infosys also provided the client with feasibility assessment recommendations – based on design and architecture changes to systems and network components.

Strategy / approach used to overcome challenges
  • Future proof networks from IP address allocation issues
  • Upgrade to tools / products / systems for IPv6 compatibility
  • Implement IPv4-IPv6 tunnel protocols
  • Migrate and reconfigure network elements to IPv6-capable network requirements
How Infosys delivered business value
  • Increased revenues and market share — by providing a solution that enabled greater Wi-Fi hotspot reach and deployment, leading to a higher number of mobile subscribers accessing the Internet through Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Delivered greater technology value through platform reuse — for dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) access, thus helping the client avoid platform replacement
  • Helped create a competitive advantage — by enabling greater accessibility to data and Net services for subscribers
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